When clients book with me, I ask them to fill out a client questionnaire. I use the answers to help prepare for their session and get a feel for their family dynamics. When Mallory filled her questionnaire out, she listed her main concern as being worried about being able to get good pictures of her little ones. As something I hear often, I took a mental note but somewhat dismissed it as I assumed she was just listing typical Mom concerns.
As the night of their session rolled around, we met at Quail Hollow State Park in Hartville, Ohio. Despite the threat of rain, the sun came out and it was a beautiful evening. I quickly set the family up for my typical first shot, the very one you see first here. Little did I know, that would be the only time I’d get her boys to sit still for more than 30 seconds. When Mallory warned me, she really warned me! I’ve had kids that just wanted to run and play, and I’ve always been able to win them over and find a way to work them into the session. However, this was the first time I had two boys running opposite directions and refusing to come within five feet of each other. I definitely had my work cut out for me! But these boys are so adorable as you can see below, and their big sister such a sweetheart. She quickly glued herself to my side and was my little buddy the entire session.
And yet, somehow we went with it. This is one of those sessions where I just have to find the beautiful moments in the chaos. And I seriously LOVE the pictures we got from this session. The energy and emotion that radiates out of these pictures are my favorite. I always end up loving the pictures from these types of sessions more because they are just so real and unique.
We spent the evening playing games like tag and Red Rover and finished up with quilt rides. And I think I’m going to make it a requirement that little girls do twirling shots because it’s quickly becoming one of my favorites. All in all, I had an absolute blast! With so many photographers and so many clients, I’ve always felt there was enough to go around and God would send me the clients I was meant to have. I left this session happy and feeling like I’d made new friends. Mallory, you are my new favorite superhero. Thank you for a great night.